Woman arrested for allegedly leaving toddlers home alone

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 3:53pm
Staff reports

Police have arrested a Nashville woman and charged her with child neglect after discovering her two young children home alone. 

Julieta Martinez-Ramirez allegedly left her 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son at her house on Morrow Road while she went shopping, according to a warrant issued for her arrest. Martinez-Ramirez initially told a police officer — who had been waiting with her children for 40 minutes when she arrived — that she had left to take her sister to work. When the officer discovered Martinez-Ramirez does not have a sister living in Tennessee, he determined she had been shopping. 

A UPS driver had been to the house two consecutive days to find the children answering the door and home alone, and decided to alert police. 

Martinez-Ramirez posted bond on Feb. 6, according to court records. Child neglect is a Class-E felony. 

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5 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 3:48

pathetic.

By: sidneyames on 2/12/10 at 7:55

pathetic is not strong enough. Criminal is the optimal word here. And what was she receiving in those UPS packages? (just kidding)

By: BEOWULF on 2/12/10 at 8:05

BEOWULF: She needs a bus transport southwest, then due south!

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 2/12/10 at 10:02

Why do so many people know how to produce and have kids, but either don't know how, or don't want to take care of them?

By: sgross on 2/12/10 at 11:12

These people are illegals, I guarantee you. They have as many kids as they can because to them everything in America is 'free for me'. That is what I have heard many more times than I can count. The sad part is, I bet that she still has her kids and that nothing really happens to her for this.